June 19

Sing a Song

We Shall Overcome

We shall overcome, We shall overcome,
We shall overcome some day.
Deep in my heart, I do believe,
We shall overcome someday.


The History of Juneteenth

Try This

Today is Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the U. S. Here are a lot of activities families can do together to celebrate.

Read a Book

Here are some book recommendations for today. Check out the picture book collection at your local library, where there are lots of books to choose from! Find nearby libraries.

  • Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper
  • All different now: Juneteenth, the first day of freedom by Angela Johnson; illustrated by E.B. Lewis

Explore More

See the June Activity Calendar for many more fun, educational activities you and your child can do anytime!